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Design in nature : how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization /

by Bejan, Adrian; Zane, J. Peder.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: vii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780385534611 (hbk.); 0385534612 (hbk.).Subject(s): Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Contents:
The birth of flow -- The birth of design -- Animals on the move -- Witnessing evolution -- Seeing beyond the trees and the forest -- Why hierarchy reins -- The fast and long meets the slow and short -- The design of academia -- The golden ratio, vision, cognition, and culture -- The design of history.
Summary: Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow-- Source other than Library of Congress.
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BOOK BOOK Mesa Lab Q172.5.C45 B45 2012 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-280) and index.

The birth of flow -- The birth of design -- Animals on the move -- Witnessing evolution -- Seeing beyond the trees and the forest -- Why hierarchy reins -- The fast and long meets the slow and short -- The design of academia -- The golden ratio, vision, cognition, and culture -- The design of history.

Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow-- Source other than Library of Congress.

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